Opportunity for students interested in public choice

On June 10-12, the Center for the Study of Public Choice at George Mason University will be holding a Public Choice Outreach Conference. The conference, headed by Professor Alex Tabarrok, is a crash-course in public choice theory, ideal for students new to public choice who are interested in academic, journalism, law, or public policy careers.

The conference is free to attend, including food and housing—students are only responsible for their own travel. More details are below, and students can learn more and apply at the conference website. The deadline to apply is April 29.

Public Choice Outreach Conference

June 10-12, 2016

Rosslyn, VA

The Trading Show Chicago: May 18-19

Testimony from an IU student who attended last year’s event:

The event is at the Navy Pier in Chicago and it’s called The Trading Show Chicago  http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/trading-show-chicago/index.stm  .

I had attended last year and it’s a perfect opportunity for upperclassmen to network with professionals on Wall Street (who work on the quantitative side of things, from high frequency trading, algorithmic trading, data analysis, or risk management) and listen in on a varied topic of panel discussions. I had attended alone but ran into a few groups of students who came from the University of Chicago and Northwestern, many of whom were math majors like myself. The panels throughout the 2 days go on constantly and they are really interesting to get a gauge of what a job on wall street is like and the technical detailed topics as well.

For students the passes are free so long as the student applies on the website. The passes are usually very expensive being that they include all access to panel discussions and round table discussions. If you know anyone interested in something like this and is serious about networking and learning more about math on Wall Street, this would be a perfect opportunity for them. I will most likely be going again because the information and networking here is very strong.

Deloitte Quantitative Major Networking Event

Come learn about Technology Consulting!

Do you have a major with a quantitative focus (Mathematics, Statistics, Econ, etc.)? Are you interested in learning about an exciting career where you can apply that background? Come hear IU alumni talk about their experiences as technology consultants with Deloitte Consulting.

We will focus on the connection between your studies and the current technology landscape, including advanced analytics, machine learning and natural language processing. The event will also include an overview of technology consulting, Deloitte Consulting and our recruiting process, including internship and full-time opportunities.

Pizza will be provided at this event.

Please RSVP using the link below. Contact John Brown (johnbrown2@deloitte.com <mailto:johnbrown2@deloitte.com>) or our campus recruiter Whitney Phillips (whphillips@deloitte.com

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Upcoming On-campus Talk: The Philosophy of an Economist Entering Politics

Please see the invitation below from Professor Gerhard Glomm regarding an upcoming event:

 

Bill Redpath, IU class of 1978, will join us to give a presentation followed by an extensive discussion on the philosophical considerations behind the decision to enter politics. The event takes place on March 28, 2016 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in 005 Wylie Hall.  You are all invited to join this event.

 

Background information on Bill Redpath is below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Redpath